Category: Oregon Trail Bear Lake Scenic Byway

National California Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier Idaho

Oregon Trail Bear Lake Scenic BywaySoutheast Idaho, from the Utah border, through Soda Springs and west to McCammon, has been traversed by travelers since before recorded history. First by various tribes of natives on their way to “Po-Ha-Ba,” the healing waters of the hot springs at Lava Hot Springs, later by fur trappers, then emigrants on the Oregon Trail.  This scenic drive passes by beautiful Bear Lake, which straddles the Idaho-Utah border and continues through Oregon Trail country. The lake is known for its turquoise-blue water, especially when viewed from Hwy. 89 summit (7,800 feet) high above Garden City. View the National Oregon Trail/Bear Lake Scenic Byway Brochure.  Download a printable Map and Itinerary.

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